Arts roundup for this weekend

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 31, 2013 

It’s kind of a slow week in the arts.

There’s Artists for Pasaquan, several Columbus State University Schwob School of Music concerts and Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, which benefits local arts organizations.

Nightcap A lot of people can’t get to regularly scheduled events, so CSU presents “Nightcap” every now and then. This concert begins at 9 tonight in the Studio Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Nine student composers will premiere their works — from solo piano to string quartet to a 14-person handbell choir. It’s free. Call 706-649-7225.

Steeplechase The 29th running of the horses at the course in Pine Mountain, Ga., begins with the gates opening at 10 a.m. Saturday. The first race is at noon. There are many options for tickets, but the most affordable is the $25 for the Infield. It’s $30 at the gate. Parking passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Other tents and boxes range in price from $270 to $6,000. There are plenty of things to do for children as well as adults. Call 706-324-6252.

Artists for Pasaquan Pasaquan, the site of Eddie Owens Martin’s self-taught, visionary art complex near Buena Vista, Ga., is open once a month from April-November. The final Pasaquan opening for the year is November, and it’s when artists gather to show and sell their work. Musicians also perform. This year’s Artists for Pasaquan is from 10 a.m. til 9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. And there’s something new this year — “Visions of Pasaquan — Poetry Readings in the Spirit of St. EOM” by Atlanta Queer Lit Festival. The readings will be at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. You may bring food, but not your pet. Food vendors will be available. Tickets are $5 (cast only); free for children 6 and younger. All proceeds go to the Pasquan Preservation Society. Call 229-649-9444.

Trombones! The Columbus State University Trombone Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. The ensemble features the students in their fall concert. It’s free. Call 706-649-7225.

Guitars and Voices The Columbus State University Guitar and Voice Studio recital begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. This concert features guitar and vocal students. It’s free. Call 706-649-7225.

‘Rain’ is canceled If you bought tickets to see “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” on Tuesday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, you’re out of luck. The show has been canceled due to scheduling problems. You can get a refund at the price of purchase. Call 706-256-3612.

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